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OSHA Assistant Secretary David Michaels Speaks at Safety 2010 Plenary Session

Dr. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary of Labor, OSHA, spoke at the June 14, 2010 Plenary Session at the Safety 2010 Professional Development Conference in Baltimore. Dr. Michaels addressed key issues and concerns of SH&E professionals on the activities and impact of the regulatory, standards development and compliance assistance efforts of the Federal Government. After his speech, Dr. Michaels sat down with PDC Committee Chairperson Diana Stegall for a question and answer session and took questions from conference attendees via pre-recorded video and text messages.

View the full speech and interview below.

ASSE Signs Letter of Agreement with Singapore Institution of Safety Officers at Safety 2010

The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) and the Singapore Institution of Safety Officers (SISO) signed an agreement on June 14, 2010 to work together on areas of mutual interest and benefit. This agreement will serve as the means to enhance and establish a framework for cooperative efforts. ASSE and SISO agreed to seek opportunities for cooperative effort in standards development, professional practice, professional development, and community service. There will be an emphasis on the joint use on communications capabilities to promote cooperation, reciprocal activities and mutually beneficial initiatives. Both organizations will appoint respective liaisons to facilitate communication between the organizations and coordinate the public release of information concerning both organizations and impacting the SH&E profession.

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Do You Win Every Karaoke Challenge?  Are You an “American Idol” Wanna Be?
Then ASSE wants to hear you!  ASSE members who are registered for Safety 2010 are eligible to audition for an opportunity to sing the United States’ National Anthem at the Opening General Session, Monday, June 14, 2010.  You may enter as a soloist, in a duet, trio or quartet, but maximum of one entry per person so decide which way you wish to enter.  Must be a full conference registrant for Safety 2010. 

If you are interested, please contact Betsy Vondran at bvondran@asse.org.  Interested parties must contact ASSE by April 26th.

A Preview of What You’ll Hear at Safety 2010. ASSE has lined up an impressive selection of keynote/luncheon speakers for Safety 2010.

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Featured Speakers

Monday, June 14 • General Session • Keynote Presentation

Green to Gold:  How Smart Companies Use Environmental Strategy

Andrew Winston

It isn’t easy being green. Find out what works and what doesn’t when companies go green. Andrew Winston will explain how companies use technology and green thinking to create smarter, stronger businesses. He will explore environmental pressures, strategies and tools that the world’s best companies use to innovate and profit. Inc. magazine included “Green to Gold” by Winston, as one of the 30 books to guide entrepreneurs and managers.

Monday, June 14 • Plenary Session

Occupational Safety and Health Discussion

David Michaels, Ph.D, MPH, Assistant Secretary of Labor, OSHA (invited)

New Assistant Secretary of Labor, David Michaels is invited to share his insights and respond to questions from our panel moderator. He will address the key issues and concerns of SH&E professionals on the activities and impact of the regulatory, standards development and compliance assistance efforts of the Federal Government.

Tuesday, June 15 • General Session • Keynote Presentation

The Upside of the Downturn: Management Strategies to Prevail in the Recession and Thrive in the Aftermath

Geoffery Colvin

Smart business leaders see opportunities in all situations, good and bad. Geoffrey Colvin, senior editor at large for FORTUNE magazine, will share how successful leaders respond in a crisis, specific tactics leaders use in these tough times and how to position yourself and your business to be strong. Colvin, author of The Upside of the Downturn and Talent is Overrated will address the most vital issues facing business and the economy.

Wednesday, June 16 • General Session • KEynote Presentation

Choose to Lose

Joe Malarkey

You might think things are bad, but no matter how bad things seem to be, Joe Malarkey can make it worse! He will poke fun at all the tried, trusted and clichéd business and motivational classics you have heard before. Malarkey will share his upsidedown, “Choose to Lose” viewpoint on a variety of topics. Nonsense? You bet! He ties it all together with an important message: You can’t let the chance of failure prevent you from taking the steps to succeed.

Program Highlights

Executive Summit

The Executive Summit Panel will discuss senior management’s views on the importance of employee safety and health and the expectations business and industry leaders have on the role of safety and health professionals. Understanding the perspective of executives at the highest levels of their organizations is a critical element of success for safety and health professionals. The panel, moderated by a practicing safety professional, will include questions submitted by attendees.

Key Issue Roundtables

Join the discussion and share your ideas, challenges and successes in each moderated session. The roundtable sessions will be conducted during the concurrent session periods and limited seating is available, first-come, first-served.

Executive Track

New this year is an Executive Track! Specific sessions in all periods of the program are identified as having specific interest at the executive level. Bring your boss and participate in a learning experience that can help you improve your organization.

Topic Tracks
  • Safety Management
  • Technical / Engineering / Standards
  • Regulatory Issues / Government
  • Career / Personal Development
  • International Issues
  • Ergonomics
  • Risk Management / Insurance
  • Construction / Mining
  • Environment / Hazardous Material
  • Transportation
  • Business Skills
  • Fire Protection
  • Consulting
  • Health / Industrial Hygiene
  • Healthcare
  • Training / Education
  • Emergency Management / Security
  • Spanish Language Sessions
  • Executive
Fundamentals Program
This program offers an excellent introduction to a broad range of topics and up and coming insight for the safety professional.
  • Overview of Regulatory Compliance
  • Hazard Identification and Control
  • Workplace Health
  • Basic Safety Management
  • Risk Management
  • Fire Protection
  • Environment
Continuing Education Credit

Attendees earn 1.8 CEUs for the conference, which includes the Wednesday lunch (1.7 without lunch). ABIH has awarded 0.5 point per 0.5 day. #10-364. IHMM has awarded 20 CMPs for full attendance.

Pre- and Post-Conference Seminars

Maximize your learning opportunities by attending ASSE’s Pre- and Post-conference seminars and workshops to give you the opportunity to take action on advancing your career and earn up to 5.3 additional CEU/COCs. You can also gain extra CM points and CMPs by taking advantage of the 42 one, two or three-day seminars offered before and after the Conference.

  • Advanced safety management techniques
  • Leadership skills
  • Business strategies
  • Technical and current topics
  • Certification preparation workshops
  • Certificate program seminars

The conference will be held June 13-16. Preconference seminars are being offered Thursday, June 10 through Sunday, June 13 and post-conference seminars will be held Wednesday, June 16 through Saturday, June 19. This year, we are offering both the CHST (pre-conference) and OHST (post-conference) preparation workshops in addition to the ASP/CSP preparation.

Academic Forum

An Academic Forum will be held Tuesday, June 15 starting at 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Eligible attendees are full-time academicians and members of the Academics Practice Specialty.


Safety 2010 provides extensive networking opportunities at:

  • Night out events
  • Opening reception
  • Lunches
  • Roundtables
  • Exposition
  • SafetyNet, ASSE’s on-line network
Membership & Chapter Programs
  • House of Delegates and Regional Caucuses
  • First Time Attendee Orientation
  • Nexsteps® Career Center
  • Chapter Recognition Luncheon
  • Student Lunch and Roundtables
Spanish Sessions

Sessions in Spanish are planned for the program as well as other sessions addressing the safety and health of Spanish speaking workers